openDemocracy is a global media outlet. We produce high-quality journalism, and we build journalism skills and capacity among groups under-represented in the media. Our mission is to challenge power and inspire change.
We are seeking an ambitious and enterprising Digital Marketing Manager to take our social content to the next level and expand the depth and breadth of audiences we engage with.
You will have a track record in producing content that resonates, and using that to grow an audience – ideally in a fast paced environment that can be reactive as well as proactive. This role joins the audience team during an exciting period of growth. The number of donors who support our work is growing, So too are those following us on different channels. We’re starting to experiment and test what motivates the people who consume, or we would like to consume our journalism. Over the coming months and years, we plan to expand this rapidly - so you’ll thrive on coming up with ideas and honestly evaluating if they are effective.
Critically, our development as a team is helping oD to bring about change. This work builds on a strong record of investigative journalism which has triggered law change, parliamentary probes, criminal investigations, and much more. You’ll be excited to work closely with journalist colleagues, building their skills and knowledge about how to communicate effectively.
Our stories frequently get picked up across the global media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Guardian, Daily Mail, CNN, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al- Jazeera, el Pais, Mail & Guardian and many others. Our site currently attracts more than 13 million visits per year, and we host a diverse range of independent projects – including those publishing in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English.
One of our key priorities is to help build a more inclusive international media ecosystem. We strongly encourage applications from all groups that are under-represented in the media.
Location: Global - core hours 10am - 4pm UK time
Salary: UK: £34-37k; Global: benchmarked to location
Contract: Full time, permanent, 6-month probation
Reports to: Head of Audience
Grow and manage openDemocracy’s organic and paid social media. Creating and overseeing content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube
Purpose of the role & key responsibilities
Digital Communication and Fundraising
Person Specification (Essential)
Person Specification (Desirable)
openDemocracy is committed to being an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work with us. We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are open to accommodating family-friendly hours and other caring responsibilities.
To apply please submit your CV and covering letter. They should also include three examples of content (e.g social media posts, email copy). Extended closing date to Sunday, 31st January 2021 at 11.59pm GMT.
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